Do you open the package/cut the tags/etc. on your Pokemon merch, or do you keep them on, baby them, etc?
For me, I always say "I like to use things instead of keeping things in the wrapping", but it's always depended. Back with the Beanie Baby crazy, I bought tag protectors for my whole collection, and treated them all like glass! However, for other collectibles I have, they aren't just toys or decorations, but things you can use, like anime boxsets, I make sure to get my money (and collections' worth) and watch them all. I see lots of people never open their shrink wrap, but I watch them so I'll open them allll up (and baby the disks too!) All my books, manga, artbooks etc I'm so careful even with I read them that it barely looks like it's ever even been touched :p But then there's my Pokemon collection...
Honestly, although I'm all about opening packages and displaying stuff, even for other figures I have, it REALLY depends with my Pokemon collectibles! Some stuff, yes I will open, like Jakks figues, and things that come in boxes like Kids, Clippings and various Tomy collectible box figures. I'm not too attached to these boxes, so I toss 'em.
However, the ones I DO keep on are: tags on all plush (starting to go back to the Beanie Baby mindset and only buying ones with tags), tags on DX vinyl Tomys, and any Monster Collection Tomys I buy new in box. However, I will buy loose ones too! Sort of hard in finding all the older styles with their boxes.
So how about you with your collection? Does it not matter, as long as you find it? Do you unpackage/untag everything? Do you make SURE you buy things with everything included?